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How do we encourage more teachers to be guided by academic research and become critical consumers?

The Education Endowment Foundation has published a short guide to help teachers and schools become research-informed …

If you’ve not seen this document, it’s worth reviewing and sharing it with colleagues.

Here is quick summary without reproducing the material, plus my contributions:

There are four key sections:

What is research evidence
Different types of research
How to critically evaluate research
How to use research to inform classroom practice.

When the general public, and sometimes teachers, say that they have been ‘researching’, by definition, it is not academic research. In most cases, it is likely to be secondary research unless they are conducting data collection directly, for example, during a masters degree or for a national professional qualification (NPQ).

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